Challenging Convention(s): Methodological Explorations in Contemporary Qualitative Inquiry

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/604491
Title:
Challenging Convention(s): Methodological Explorations in Contemporary Qualitative Inquiry
Authors:
Garratt, Dean
Abstract:
Based on a recent inaugural lecture, this article presents a critical appreciation and analysis of the application of different research methodologies to selected social and educational research contexts. The analysis is set against the backdrop of an ontological question concerning the possibility of truth. Specifically, it seeks to explore the untenability of any notion of absolute truth in contemporary qualitative inquiry, and examine the corollary implications for determining the nature, role and status of research. It is argued that the ability to challenge convention offers both the possibility and productive capacity to unsettle dominant research methodologies, while also critiquing normative social and professional research practices. Utilising three contrasting methodological frameworks: Gadamerian hermeneutics; Foucauldian theory; and Lacanian psychoanalytic theory; the narrative follows a journey of personal development and shows how seemingly different and diverse theoretical perspectives can reveal critical new insights on contemporary social research issues and practices, cultures and communities.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Garratt, D. (2015). Challenging Convention(s): Methodological Explorations in Contemporary Qualitative Inquiry. Power and Education, 7(1), 7-18. DOI: 10.1177/1757743814567379
Publisher:
SAGE
Journal:
Power and Education
Publication Date:
Mar-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/604491
DOI:
10.1177/1757743814567379
Additional Links:
http://pae.sagepub.com/content/7/1/7.abstract
Type:
Article
Language:
en
EISSN:
1757-7438
Appears in Collections:
Education

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dc.contributor.authorGarratt, Deanen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-05T16:12:47Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-05T16:12:47Zen
dc.date.issued2015-03en
dc.identifier.citationGarratt, D. (2015). Challenging Convention(s): Methodological Explorations in Contemporary Qualitative Inquiry. Power and Education, 7(1), 7-18. DOI: 10.1177/1757743814567379en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1757743814567379en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/604491en
dc.description.abstractBased on a recent inaugural lecture, this article presents a critical appreciation and analysis of the application of different research methodologies to selected social and educational research contexts. The analysis is set against the backdrop of an ontological question concerning the possibility of truth. Specifically, it seeks to explore the untenability of any notion of absolute truth in contemporary qualitative inquiry, and examine the corollary implications for determining the nature, role and status of research. It is argued that the ability to challenge convention offers both the possibility and productive capacity to unsettle dominant research methodologies, while also critiquing normative social and professional research practices. Utilising three contrasting methodological frameworks: Gadamerian hermeneutics; Foucauldian theory; and Lacanian psychoanalytic theory; the narrative follows a journey of personal development and shows how seemingly different and diverse theoretical perspectives can reveal critical new insights on contemporary social research issues and practices, cultures and communities.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGEen
dc.relation.urlhttp://pae.sagepub.com/content/7/1/7.abstracten
dc.subjectCritiqueen
dc.subjectFoucaulten
dc.subjectGadameren
dc.subjectLacanen
dc.subjectMethodologyen
dc.titleChallenging Convention(s): Methodological Explorations in Contemporary Qualitative Inquiryen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1757-7438en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalPower and Educationen
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